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If you have been struggling with symptoms you think are related to heavy metal toxicity and have been investigating links to mercury. Georgian Dental® has resources with Naturopathic Nutritionists, and Naturopathic Medical Doctors to help assess your risk levels and advise on how you can start your journey back to better whole body health. Read More

New years resolutions are a bust because a fundamental part of our reptilian brain immediately raises roadblocks when it detects any major ‘change.’

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The re-purposing and marketing of drugs based on surprising effects is nothing new. Thanks to research, a failed drug for one condition would be redeveloped to for incredible success because of that drugs unexpected side effects. Read More

8-step Oral Cancer Screening

Approximately 45,750 people in the U.S. and 4,000 Canadians will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Late-stage diagnosis occurs not because most oral cancers are hard to discover, but because there is a lack of public awareness or a national program that promotes routine screenings. Read More

New Landmark Study On Humans

As few as one diet soda daily may increase the risk for leukemia in men and women, and for multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men, according to new results from the longest-ever running study on aspartame as a carcinogen in humans. Importantly, this is the most comprehensive, long-term study ever completed on this topic, so it holds more weight than other past studies which appeared to show no risk. And disturbingly, it may also open the door for further similar findings on other cancers in future studies. Read More

Our smiles can be compromised in numerous ways, and a less than perfect smile can make us feel self-conscious and cause us to lack in confidence about smiling in public. Teeth that are damaged, excessively worn, or exhibit large amounts of tooth decay can all have a devastating effect on our smile, but tooth restorations such as dental crowns can help to return a smile back to its brilliant best. Read More

Consequences Of Tooth Loss

The loss of even a single tooth can have a cascading effect. The bone may wear away in the vicinity, compromising the attachment of neighboring teeth and putting them at risk, too.

Of course, tooth loss also leaves your smile’s appearance in shambles. A large, noticeable gap in the smile is quite unsightly. Read More

What Protection Does a Custom Sports Mouthguard Provide?

While we give plenty of care to our teeth through regular brushing, and make scheduled visits to the dentist in order to ensure there are no underlying problems with our dental health, we are often much less careful when it comes to protecting out teeth during sports activities. Read More

A root canal treatment has to be performed if the dental nerve in the pulp of the tooth has died and/or is infected. As a patient, you may or may not experience pain leading up to a root canal. Read More

Tooth Colored Fillings (Composites)

Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

There are a number of problems with metal fillings. To begin with, metal cannot be bonded to teeth. This means that securing a metal filling requires the drilling of a large cavity, which allows the amalgam to be packed deeply into the tooth – a process that further weakens teeth already impacted by decay. What’s more, metal expands and contracts with temperature changes in the mouth and, because it is not bonded, can break or crack teeth, or simply fall out. Read More

The Mercury and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Connection

TV anchor says mercury fillings gave her Multiple Sclerosis symptoms.
Personal story that will inspire and educate you.

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Oral Cancer (Mouth Cancer) Symptoms

Oral Cancer is caused by the uncontrollable growth of cells of the oral tissues including gums, tongue and throat, that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissues. Oral cancer begins as a growth or ulcer in the mouth that does not heal and go away. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, and hard palate, can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. While oral cancer accounts for less than 5% of all cancers in the United states, the morbidity rate of this cancer is very high. Read More

Twisted Tastebuds

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Were you taught back in school that the tongue has different zones for each taste? The truth is that it actually doesn’t. The illustrations from grade school would show the tongue having different taste areas such as “bitter” occurring towards the back near the throat, or “sweet” toward the front or tip of the tongue – that’s a tongue twisted lie.
A German paper written in 1901 was reputed to have been translated and misinterpreted by a Harvard Professor. The paper reported miniscule differences in the theshold detection levels across the tongue, but the Professor misinterpreted the data and birthed the theory that each part of the tongue is solely responsible for just one taste!
Something else that wasn’t taught in grade school was the taste experience “umami” which is part of the five basic taste sensations: sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami. Umami is the taste sensation of savoury, enhancing and enriching the other taste sensations.

So it happens that the entire tongue is capable of experiencing all five of those taste sensations equally. The taste receptors that experience the five taste sensations number up to 100 for each taste bud on our tongue. The taste receptors then send those signals to the brain whereupon we detect the basic taste. So its not the tongue that ‘detects’ the taste but the brain. To help dispel the taste map myth at home, place a taste other than sweet at the tip of your tongue -try a pinch of salt. Were you able to taste it?

Further, in addition to taste receptors occurring on the tongue, research is discovering that we also have taste receptors right down the early part of the gastrointestinal tract into the throat and perhaps the stomach and small intestines. Did you know we also have taste receptors on the roof of our mouths? Complete Denture wearers tend to loose much of the exposure of these palatal taste receptors because the denture covers almost all of the palate and masking a good percentage of taste and texture perception. Orillia and Barrie Dentist Dr. Adam Tan can help overcome this challenge with a dental implant retained prosthesis.

Are you having trouble tasting or even chewing your food? Are missing teeth getting in the way of experiencing the full benefit of your meals, destroying your confidence and preventing you from gaining the full nutritional benefit of what you eat? Barrie dentist Dr. Adam Tan and Georgian Dental® can help. From cosmetically white teeth to dental implants to dramatically improve your smile, confidence and chewing, we’ll help find the best option from a customized list of top rated treatments for you. Call Georgian Dental® Orillia (705)325-1765 in Orillia or Georgian Dental® Barrie (705)739-2087 in Barrie today for a free consultation and start planning for a better tomorrow.

Vegetarian Diets Are Associated with Lower Risk for Colorectal Cancer

brocolliIn an observational study, no red meat consumption conferred CRC benefit.

High red meat consumption is associated with excess risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), and high fiber intake is associated with lowered risk; however, the effect of various types of meatless or vegetarian diets is less clear. Read More

Organic Toothpastes

By Dr. Mercola

In a study to test coconut oil’s biocidal properties against the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, the oil proved to be quite effective.

The action of coconut oil was tested in its natural state and after being treated with enzymes, in a process similar to digestion. The oils were tested against strains of Streptococcus bacteria, which are common inhabitants of your mouth.

They found that enzyme-modified coconut oil strongly inhibits the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans, an acid-producing bacterium that is a major cause of tooth decay.1 It is thought that the breaking down of the fatty coconut oil by the enzymes turns it into acids, which are toxic to certain bacteria.2 Chief researcher Dr. Damien Brady said:

“Incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products would be an attractive alternative to chemical additives, particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations. Also, with increasing antibiotic resistance, it is important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection.

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Dentistry and Taxes

healthcareTwo things in life are said to be certain; death and taxes. When it comes to taxes and dentistry, the most common question is this: are dental expense considered “Medical Expenses” when filing Income taxes? In Canada, most dental expenses can be categorized as ‘Medical Expense Deductions’  when filing your income taxes. This includes dentures, implants, fillings and so on. The only exception is purely cosmetic dental work, such as teeth whitening. While you don’t have to submit those receipts in your tax return, be sure to save your receipt. You may need to produce them to the Canada Revenue Agency to back up your claim.

REFERENCES:

List of eligible Medical Expense

Medical Expense Tax Credit

 

Implant Seminar

In this seminar you will learn:

  • What are dental implants
  • What are your choices to replace teeth
  • Why patients who believe they have been ‘treated’ may not know all their options
  • how to save 30-60% off dental implant therapy by just knowing some of these options revealed in this seminar

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Mercury Risk Factors

Mercury Risk Factors

Do All ‘Cavities’ Have To Be Filled?

To my allopathic dentist colleagues, holistic practitioners – your comments please?